Chief Executive Officer
Aram Mirkazemi (BE Tas) was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2014 and is an Executive Director of the Board. Aram is passionate about software development and has been at the forefront of CAD software development and web-based technology for over 20 years, at executive and senior management level.
He has been a driving force at Altium since the early 1990s. Aram commenced his career with Altium as Director of Research and Development from 1992-1999 (being a member of the Altium Board from 1992-2000). Following a successful IPO in 1999, Aram left Altium to explore his interest in web-based software systems and went on to found Morfik Technology. He returned to Altium in 2010 as part of the Morfik acquisition and was appointed Head of Engineering, and later Chief Technology Officer.
As CEO, Aram is leading the company’s transformation to a world class PCB tool provider which not only dominates the mainstream PCB market, but is also expanding its reach into the higher-end and the low-end PCB market segments.
Sam Weiss (AB, Harvard College; MS, Columbia University Business School, FAICD) joined the Altium Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2007 and was elected Chairman of the Board on 4 October of that year.
Sam is a highly experienced Company Chairman and Non-executive Director. He has been instrumental in the growth and leadership of Altium Limited over the past ten years as the Company has generated shareholder value through superior technology and strategy, capital and financial controls, and strong corporate governance. His experience in global markets has helped the Company on its journey to market leadership in electronics design for Printed Circuit Boards.
Sam is Chairman of 3PLearning Limited and former Chairman of Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd, The Benevolent Society and The Sydney Festival. He has been a Non-executive Director of Breville Group Limited, iProperty Group Limited and Oroton Group Limited. Sam brings to Altium more than twenty years of valuable Boardroom experience in remuneration policy and planning, people management and leadership development and global brand building as well as in depth knowledge of public and capital markets and the regulatory environment. Sam has lived and worked in Asia, the United States, Europe as well as Australia with executive roles in large multi-national corporations.
Sergey Kostinsky was appointed to the role of VP Engineering in May 2014. Sergey has 20 years of extensive experience at a senior management level in CAD software development and web-based technology. Prior to his current role as VP Engineering, upon rejoining Altium in 2010 as part of the Morfik Technology acquisition, Sergey served as Director, Product Development. Sergey was also one of the founding members of the Dream Company, a Ukraine component development company which was acquired by Altium in 2001. He is outstanding in creating, directing and managing complex software engineering projects and products, and has been the driving force behind Altium R&D.
He is responsible for driving optimal performance in all aspects of our engineering efforts and leads a global team of high calibre engineers.
Sergey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the National Technical University of Ukraine.
Raelene Murphy, BBus, FCA, GAICD was appointed to the Altium Board on the 21 Sept 2016. Raelene is highly experienced in driving financial and operational performance as an executive, advisor and non-executive director in a number of industry sectors in the private and public arena. In particular her expertise has been in M&A and post-acquisition integration, two areas that are germane to the strategic plans of Altium.
During her career, Raelene has been a partner at a national accounting firm, Finance Director of the Davenport Group and CEO of the Delta Group. More recently, she served as Managing Director of 333 Management, a part of KordaMentha where she was a lead partner on the Federal Government strategic review of the NBN.
Raelene is also a non-executive director of ASX listed Bega Cheese Limited, Service Stream Limited, Clean Seas Seafood Limited and Integral Diagnostics Limited. She is a former director of EVZ Limited, Tassal Group Limited and Deputy Chairman of the DOXA Youth Foundation.
Raelene is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.